Azure AD – You can now customize the My Apps portal

As there is more use of Azure AD application integration (either Enterprise Applications or Azure AD App Proxy), it is becoming more complicated for end-users to find their most important applications for their work.

Well, good news, Azure AD Administrators can now create a ‘workspace’ grouping all related applications for their job or role.

First things first, you need to have at least Azure AD P1 and have enabled the Users can use preview features for My Apps preview capability available under User feature previews\Manage user feature preview settings from either your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and accessing your Azure AD blade or your Azure AD portal (https://aad.portal.azure.com/)

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NOTE if you are getting the following error “Failed to update Access Panel settings” when enabling the feature for All, switch to Selected and choose a user group, then come back a day later and it should be solved.

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Then access the Enterprise applications\Workspace blade and create your first My Apps workspace

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The workspace creation is a very straightforward process, you just have to name the workspace, select the application(s), select the user(s)/group(s) to which the workspace will be deployed to

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You can review My Apps workspace operations (including workspace creation) by accessing the Audit logs blade and search for either one of the following activities (service: MyApps):

  • Create workspace
  • Edit workspace
  • Delete workspace
  • Launch an application (end user)
  • Self-service application adding (end user)
  • Self-service application deletion (end user)

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Once done, the next time your users will logon to the My Apps portal (https://account.activedirectory.windowsazure.com/r#/applications), they will be granted with a notification telling them a new experience is available

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When they switch to the new experience, they will access https://myapplications.microsoft.com/ and will see the new tab(s)/workspace(s) you have assigned to them with the associated applications; they can still access all applications using the All apps tab

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Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies